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Police gearing up ahead of Jerusalem mass events over High Holidays

Police patrol in Jerusalem on September 18, 2022. (Israel Police)
Police patrol in Jerusalem on September 18, 2022. (Israel Police)

Israel Police say they are preparing to intensify efforts to keep Israelis and tourists safe over the upcoming Jewish holidays.

In a briefing today, police say their efforts will focus in particular on mass events in Jerusalem’s Old City and the Western Wall, including selihot prayers leading up to Rosh Hashanah and before Yom Kippur, as well as the priestly blessings throughout the week of Sukkot and the large crowds expected for Simhat Torah.

Police tell reporters that they will deploy thousands of police officers around Jerusalem, and that there have been warnings of potential terror attacks during the holidays.

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